Mother Fox and Baby Fox (Crochet)
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Mother Fox and Baby Fox (Crochet)

Tiny woodland foxes cuddle together in this pair of amigurumi. The special relationship of a mother and her baby is celebrated in a sweet set of crocheted foxes. Simple stitches and soft wool-blend yarn in earthy colors make the project perfect for a Mother's Day gift or a baby's nursery.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

 

Allison Hoffman designs amigurumi with a pop culture twist. She loves to make fun toys with a little nostalgia and a lot of detail. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Conan, and Yo Gabba Gabba. She has been published in several magazines and her work has been featured in galleries in New York, Miami and LA. Her first book will be released in September of 2013 from Lark Crafts. 

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Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Yarn – Pumpkin (A; 1 Skein), Black (B; 1 Skein) and Fisherman (C; 1 Skein)
  • Crochet Hook, Sizes 3.5mm (US E/4)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Felt – White
  • Thread – White
  • Embroidery Floss – Black
 

Project Instructions

Mama Fox Head

With yarn A and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc into each st (24 sts)

Rnd 3: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (36 sts)

Rnds 4-6: Sc into each st around.

Rnd 7: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 9 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (33 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc into each st around.

Rnd 9: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)

Rnds10-11: Sc into each st around.

Rnd 12: *(Sc into next 3 sts, sc2tog), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Rnd 13: *(Sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Insert a stitch marker. Stuff the Head firmly. Continue to add stuffing as you work the last rows.

Rnd 14: *(Sc2tog, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (12 sts)

Rnd 15: Sc2tog around (6 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long strand of yarn for sewing. Thread through last rows of stitches and pull to close. Weave in ends. Set aside.



 

Mama Fox Body

Starting at the head end of the Body, with yarn A and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnd 3: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 5 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (21 sts)

Rnds 4-6: Sc into each st.

Rnds 7-14: Hdc into next 11 sts, sc into next 10 sts (21 sts)

Rnds 15-17: Sc into each st.

Rnd 18: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 5 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnd 19: *(Sc2tog, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (12 sts)

Insert a stitch marker. Stuff the Body firmly.

Rnd 20: Sc2tog around.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread a yarn needle with the yarn tail. Weave through the last round of stitches and pull to close the hole. Weave end into the inside.

 

Mama Fox Ears (Make 2)

Starting at tip of Ear with yarn B and E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 3 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (6 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (9 sts)

Change to yarn A at end of Rnd 2.

Rnd 3: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (12 sts)

Rnds 4-6: Sc into each st.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Set aside.

 

Mama Fox Legs (Make 4)

With yarn B and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 5 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnds 1-11: Sc into each st (5 sts)

Fasten off and set aside.

 

Mama Fox Tail

Starting at the tip of the Tail, with yarn C and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch1, sc 3 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (6 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (9 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc into each st.

Rnd 4: 2 Sc into next st, sc into next 8 sts (10 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc into next 5 sts, 2 sc into next st, sc into next 4 sts (11 sts)

Change to yarn A at the end of Rnd 5.

Rnds 6-9: Sc into each st around, increasing one stitch each round. 15 sts at the end of Rnd 9.

Rnds 10-13: Sc into each st (15 sts)

Rnd 14: Sc2tog, sc into each st (14 sts)

Rnd 15: *(Sc into next 5 sts, sc2tog), rep from * to end of rnd (12 sts)

Insert a stitch marker and stuff Tail firmly.

Rnd 16: Sc2tog around (6 sts)

Rnd 17: Sc into each st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Set Tail aside.

 

Assembly

Sew Head to Body at an angle, as shown. Use matching yarn and weave in ends.

With yarn tails, sew Ears, Legs, and Tail to Mama Fox. Legs should all be positioned to lie to the side so she can lie down.

Cut a wide teardrop shape from white felt for the muzzle. With straight stitches and an embroidery floss and embroidery needle, stitch a nose and mouth onto the felt. Stitch muzzle to Mama Fox Head with white thread.

 

Baby Fox Head

With yarn A and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc into each st (24 sts)

Rnds 3-5: Sc into each st around.

Rnd 6: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 6 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (21 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc into each st around.

Rnd 8: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 5 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc into each st around.

Rnd 10: *(Sc2tog, sc into next st), rep from* to end of rnd (12 sts)

Insert a stitch marker and stuff Head firmly.

Rnd 11: Sc2tog around (6 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long strand of yarn for sewing. Thread through last rows of stitches and pull to close. Weave in ends. Set aside.

 

Baby Fox Body

Starting at the head end of the Body, with yarn A and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnds 3-4: Sc into each st.

Rnds 5-10: Hdc into next 9 sts, sc into next 9 sts (18 sts)

Rnds 11-13: Sc into each st.

Rnd 14: *(Sc2tog, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (12 sts)

Insert a stitch marker. Stuff the Body firmly.

Rnd 15: Sc2tog around (6 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread a yarn needle with the yarn tail. Weave through the last round of stitches and pull to close the hole. Weave end into the inside. Set aside.

 

Baby Fox Ears (Make 2)

Starting at tip of Ear with yarn B and E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 3 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (6 sts)

Change to yarn A at end of Rnd 1.

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (9 sts)

Rnds3-4: Sc into each st.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Set aside.

 

Baby Fox Legs (Make 4)

With yarn B and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 5 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnds 1-5: Sc into each st (5 sts)

Fasten off and set aside.

 

Baby Fox Tail

Starting at the tip of the Tail, with yarn C and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch1, sc 3 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (6 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (9 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc into each st.

Change to yarn A at the end of Rnd 3.

Rnd 4: 2 Sc into next st, sc into next 8 sts (10 sts)

Rnds 5-7: Sc into each st around, increasing one stitch each round. 13 sts at the end of Rnd 7.

Rnds 8-9: Sc into each st (13 sts)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 11: *(Sc into next 4 sts, sc2tog), rep from * to end of rnd (10 sts)

Insert a stitch marker and stuff Tail firmly.

Rnd 12: Sc2tog around (5 sts)

Rnd 13: Sc into each st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Set Tail aside.

 

Assembly

Sew Head to Body at an angle, as shown. Use matching yarn and weave in ends.

With yarn tails, sew Ears, Legs, and Tail to Baby Fox. Legs should be positioned to lie to the side so he can lie down.

Cut a wide teardrop shape from white felt for the muzzle. With straight stitches and an embroidery floss and embroidery needle, stitch a nose and mouth onto the felt. Stitch muzzle to Baby Fox Head with white thread.

Embroider closed eyes as shown on face of Head with black embroidery floss and embroidery needle.

 

Abbreviations

Ch: Chain
Sc: Single Crochet
Hdc: Half Double Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
St: Stitch
Rnd: Round
Rep: Repeat
Sc2tog: Single Crochet 2 stitches Together

Tips

Notes
The pieces are all crocheted in the round in unjoined spirals. Use a locking stitch marker if necessary to mark the beginning of each round. When you complete a round, move the marker to the loop on your hook and continue crocheting.

Techniques
Adjustable ring: Make a ring with yarn. Insert hook into ring, yarn over and draw up a loop. Ch 1, as directed in pattern. Work the stitches required in pattern into the ring. When complete gently, but firmly, pull tail to close up the ring.